Have you ever dreamt of spending your days and nights amidst a surreal and charming land full of exotic flora and fauna, picturesque islands and enticing beaches? All this and a lot more can be witnessed in Indonesia which is home to around 17,508 islands making it one of the largest archipelagos in the world. A large part of the country is covered with tropical forests, making it an ideal destination to explore an exotic variety of flora and fauna. There are around 147 volcanoes in Indonesia, out of them around 76 are active volcanoes. The list of best places to visit in Indonesia can be exhausting hence, we have curated this list of only the top places which you must visit for an ideal getaway.  

Top 22 Places To Visit In Indonesia

In order to explore Indonesia to the fullest, one needs to know about the best places to go in Indonesia. Here is a list of exclusive places to visit in this country for an ideal vacation.

1. Bali

Bali - Places To Visit In Indonesia
Bali - Places To Visit In Indonesia

Bali is one of the best tourist places in Indonesia which is ideal for all types of travelers be it honeymooners, backpackers or nature admirers. Heaven for scenic beaches, holy temples, vast paddy fields and picturesque volcanic hills, Bali is a perfect place with postcard-perfect scenery. It is also quite famous for surfing and anyone from a novice to an experienced surfer can enjoy surfing on the beaches in Bali. Ubud, Bali’s spiritual capital is home to myriad temples which are beautifully engraved and have marvelous architecture. Spend time soaking up in the sun on the scenic beaches here or go on exploring the rich cultural landmarks of the place.

Best Time to Visit: June to October

How to Reach: There are various ways to reach Bali but the most prominent and the easiest one is by flight.

  • By Air: Taking a flight from anywhere to Bali is quite easy and you will land at the Ngurah Rai International Airport which is located at a distance of just 13 km from the capital of Bali. Taxis can be hired to reach Bali from here.
  • By Road :One can reach Bali from other tourist attractions in Indonesia like Jakarta but the journey is quite long and tiring.

Ideal duration: 4 Days

Nearest Airport: Ngurah Rai International Airport

Popular Attractions: Pura Tanah Lot, Uluwatu Temple, Mount Batur, Kuta Beach, Bali Bird & Reptile Park, Ubud Monkey Forest, Pura Ulun Danu Bratan, Nusa Dua Beach

Things to Do: Visit the Balinese Temples, stroll through the paddy fields, enjoy shopping from the art markets, swing on the Bali swing, get Instagram-worthy shots at various places in Bali, enjoy a relaxing spa.

Adventures to Try: Surfing, Snorkeling, Diving, Ziplining, White water rafting, Hiking, Paragliding

Best Places to Stay: COMO Uma in Ubud, Hanging Gardens of Bali, W Retreat & Spa in Seminyak, Anantara Seminyak Bali Resort in Seminyak

Best Shopping Markets: Ubud Art Market, Guwang Art Market, Sukawati Art Market, Sanur Night Market, Kuta Art Market, Kumbasari Market

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2. Lombok

Lombok - Places To Visit In Indonesia

If you are looking for a secluded place in Indonesia then Lombok should be an ideal option for you. One of the best places to visit in Indonesia for marine life and secluded environs is Lombok. The natural landscapes brimming with tropical jungles and mountains give opportunities to backpackers to go for hiking or for jungle trekking in Lombok. One can bask all day on the scenic and secluded beaches of Lombok and can explore its exotic marine life. Gili Islands in Lombok offer a vibrant nightlife to all those who like to live their life to the fullest after the sun goes down.

Best Time to Visit: July to August

How to Reach: The best way to reach Lombok is by taking a flight from any other city and land at the Zainuddin Abdul Madjid International Airport which is the nearest airport to Lombok.

Ideal Duration: 3 Days

Nearest Airport: Zainuddin Abdul Madjid International Airport

Popular Attractions: Rinjani Volcano, Gili Islands, Lake Segara Anak, Gili Trawangan

Things to Do: Enjoy a thrilling nightlife at Gili Trawangan, take a healing dip at Kalak Hot Springs, enjoy the scenic views from Bukit Pergasingan, trek to Tiu Kelep Waterfall

Adventures to Try: Hiking, Snorkeling, Scuba diving

Best Places to Stay: Flamingo, Jago Gili Air, Karar Lombok Boutique Hotel, Golden Palace Hotel Lombok

Best Shopping Markets: Pasar Mandalika, Lombok Handicraft Center, Art Shop Botol

3. Jakarta

Jakarta - Places To Visit In Indonesia

The list of holiday destinations in Indonesia would be incomplete without mentioning Jakarta, the capital of Indonesia. Jakarta is a place where you will find a blend of cultures from different countries like India, China, Malaysia and others. The essence of this city is different and you will have a different vibe here as compared to the laidback island of Bali. There are so many spectacular monuments to visit in Jakarta along with small islands, beaches, and hotels in Indonesia here. The historical and cultural attractions of Jakarta will give you a great insight into the centuries-old history of the place.

Best Time to Visit: May to September

How to Reach: The best way to reach Jakarta is by air.

  • By Air: Regular flights are available to Jakarta from different countries like Malaysia, India and others. One can take a taxi to reach the city center from the HLP Airport.
  • By Train: Jakarta is well-connected via trains with cities like Bandung, Solo and others. This journey is cost-effective.
  • By Road: Road connectivity in Jakarta is quite good and buses or cabs to Jakarta are easily available from nearby tourist attractions in Indonesia.

Ideal Duration: 3 Days

Nearest Airport: Jakarta Halim Perdana Kusuma (HLP) Airport

Popular Attractions: Thousand Islands, Merdeka Square, Ancol Dreamland, Monas Tower, National Museum of Indonesia, National Gallery, Jakarta Cathedral

Things to Do: Admire the beauty of Thousand Islands, shop from the Grand Indonesia Mall, enjoy thrilling rides at Dufan Amusement Park

Best Places to Stay: Four Seasons Hotel Jakarta, Ascott Jakarta, Hotel Borobudur Jakarta, The Ritz-Carlton Jakarta, Mega Kuningan

Best Shopping Markets: Glodok Chinatown Market, Pasar Baru, Sarinah, Pasar Seni Ancol

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4. Papua

Papua - Places To Visit In Indonesia

One of the best tourist places in Indonesia is Papua that offers picturesque scenery and tranquil environs. A large part of the province of Papua is brimmed with lush green rainforest, cascading waterfalls, surreal white-sandy beaches, glistening rivers and exotic flora and fauna. In some parts of Papua, you can still find tribal art paintings on the walls and cave which will give you knowledge about the ancestral people here and their cultures. Escape into nature by traveling to Papua and enjoy a peaceful time here.

Best Time to Visit: September to March

How to Reach: Traveling to Papua from any other country is quite impossible and one needs to travel to other must-see places in Indonesia like Jakarta, Bali or Makassar and then take a domestic flight to reach Papua.

Ideal Duration: 2 to 3 Days

Nearest Airport: Nabire Airport

Popular Attractions: Raja Ampat, Jayapura, Goa Jepang, Base G Beach, Manokwari, Fak Fak, Pulau Biak, Lorentz National Park, Love Lake, Kaimana Island

Things to Do: Meet the tribal people, explore exotic marine life, visit museums to know about the history, enjoy leisurely walks on the beaches

Best Places to Stay: Asana Biak Papua, Hotel Horison Ultima Timika, Grand Mozza Hotel- Timika, Swiss-Belhotel Jayapura

5. Komodo Island

Komodo Island

Komodo Island is one of the popular tourist attractions in Indonesia for your vacation. With the Komodo National Park, the island is home to the giant and most magnificent creatures living in the wilds, the Komodo. Located in between the Sumbawa and Flores, this attraction is famous for the Komodo dragons preserved in their natural habitat luring travelers across the world for an ultimate wildlife experience.  Along with the charismatic coastline, the rugged cliffs are ideally placed to observe the marine beauty of the bays. While the national park offers a wild and remotely holiday feel, the pick beaches along the coast make the place the best holiday destinations in Indonesia.

Best Time to Visit: April to June

How to Reach: There are various ways to reach Komodo Island, but the most prominent and the easiest one is ferry or waterways.

  • By Air: The Komodo Airport in the Labuan Bajo on the island of Flores is the nearest airport to reach the Komodo National Park. Flights are available from Bali to Labuan for getting to the Komodo Island.
  • By Sea: Boats are operating to Komodo Island from Labuan Bajo, Lombok and Sumbawa to reach Komodo Island, one of the best places in Indonesia.

Ideal duration: 3 Days

Nearest Airport: Ngurah Rai International Airport

Popular Attractions: Pink Beach, Pulau Kalong, Pulau Kelor, Lawa Darat Gili, Batu Bolong Reef, Pengah Reef, Rinca Island

Things to Do: Discover the endangered Komodo Dragons, Guided Inland Tour, Visit Pink Beach, Adventures to Try: Try Ziplining, Go Trekking, Enjoy Scuba Diving, Hiking in Padar Inland

Best Places to Stay: Komodo Resort, Escape Bajo, Angel Island Resort, The Jayakarta Suites Komodo Flores, La Belle Etoile Hotel

6. Gili Islands

Komodo Island

The oceans' romantic waters, the luxury villas, and the most intimate surrounding make Gili Island the best holiday destinations in Indonesia. Enclosed within the most captivating beaches and the white sands, the turquoise waters and the shattered greenery around the island make it one of the picturesque locations for your holiday experience. The island with its appealing beauty and the buzz offers the guest, utmost leisure and a rejuvenating essence. There will be an adventure, luxury and the white sandy coastal region lined with the palm trees to embrace.

Best Time to Visit: May to September

How to Reach: The best way to reach Gili Islands are:

  • By Air: There are chartered flights called Gilicopter available from Bali airport to reach your must-see places in Indonesia.
  • By Sea: Public Ferrie and Fast boats are available for reaching the Gili Island from Bali or Padang Bai.

Ideal duration: 5 Days

Nearest Airport: Ngurah Rai International Airport

Popular Attractions: Gili Trawangan, Trawangan Hill, Shark Point, Deep Turbo's Sea Caves, Gili Meno Salt Lake, Gili Meno

Things to Do: Island Hopping Tours, Take Cooking Classes, Enjoy Ocean swings, Rejuvenate at H2O Yoga & Meditation Center

Adventures to Try: Scuba Diving In Inland, Go Snorkeling, Trekking the Mount Rinjani, Enjoy Glass Bottom Boat Rides

Best Places to Stay: Flamingo Hotel, The Koho Air Hotel, Jago Gili Air, Absolute Villa, Gili Meno Getaway, The 5 Brothers Hotel

Best Shopping Markets: Lizzy Darling Jewelery, Gills Official, Kartini

7. Derawan Islands

Derawan Islands

Derawan Island is an archipelago that is lying towards the east coast of Borneo, Celebes Sea. This island is among the best places in Indonesia for your holiday to experience tranquility, serenity and an ample of marine beauty. The tropical island houses palm fringes in white sandy beach overlooking the crystalline clear water of the island. Villas and resorts are opening up to the beaches' magnificent view, offering the best places to stay in Indonesia. Apart from being an attraction for tourist, the island is also an essential spot for biodiversity.

Best Time to Visit: May to October

How to Reach: Derawan Islands can either be reached via flights or ferries. Here is the best transportation mean you can pick to get to your best tourist places in Indonesia.

  • By Air: There are flights available from places like Jakarta, Surabaya and Denpasar to reach Raja Alam International Airport, Derawan Islands. There are connecting flights to Tanjung Redeb from where you can get ferries or boats to Derawan Islands.
  • By Sea: The charter speedboats are operating from Tanjung Redeb in Berau to reach the island via sea.

Ideal duration: 8 to 10 Days

Nearest Airport: Raja Alam International Airport

Popular Attractions: Maratua Island, Manimbora Island, Sangalaki Island, Whale Shark Point, Manimbora Island

Things to Do: Explore the Maratua Island, Find Whales and Dolphins in Kakaban Island, Island Hopping For Exploring Derwan Island

Adventures to Try: Swimming in Lake Kakaban, Diving in the Islands, Snorkelling in Lake Kakaban

Best Places to Stay: Pratasaba Resort, Sofitel Beach Resort, Arasatu Villas & Sanctuary, Maratua Ranu Cottages, Westin Resort

8. Seminyak


When it comes to exploring the best tourist place in Indonesia, the Seminyak is among the most vibrant and enthralling destination for your holidays. Housing the best cafes and the most exotic restaurants, villas and other fancy attractions around, one can enjoy the leisure and the most luxurious vacation of your lifetime. Enjoy the relishing the taste of exotic drinks and the tempting cuisines served at the eateries around. The beaches here, overlooking the ocean's turquoise waters and vibrant marine life in the sea, make Seminyak one of the diverse regions to admire the natural beauty.

Best Time to Visit: May to October

How to Reach: Seminyak is located close to Bali, sharing the same international airport.

  • By Air: Board the flight to Bali Ngurah Rai Airport that is just 10.5 Km from the Seminyak in Indonesia.
  • By Road: There is no international road connectivity to Seminyak, but Bali can drive to Seminyak Square.

Ideal duration: 3 Days

Nearest Airport: Bali Ngurah Rai Airport

Popular Attractions: Masceti Temple, Cungga, Potato Head Beach Club, Puputan Square, Purpa Fine Art Gallery

Things to Do: Visit the Beaches, Explore The Vineyard, Go Horse riding, Discover Temples in Pura Luhur Ulu Watu, Relaxing Yoga At Seminyak Yogshala.

Adventures to Try: Go for Scuba Diving, Surfing at Seminyak Beach

Best Places to Stay: Metta Spa Villas and Wellness at The Ulin Villas, Nadialit, Kamil Villas, Villa Sammy, Alila Seminyak

Shopping Places: Jalan Laksmana, Seminyak Village, Drifter Surf Shop, Seminyak Square, Bintang Supermarket

9. North Sulawesi

North Sulawesi

North Sulawesi is among the best places to visit in Indonesia to enjoy diving and other water adventures. Nature has blessed North Sulawesi with the best wonders like the corals and the volcanic mountains, the wilderness in the nature reserve and sea enclosing the landscape of this magnificent island. As you explore the villages around the coastal lines, rice fields, and the garden with a diverse flora enhance the landscape beauty. The Tondano, Tomohon and Woloan towns are the most serene villages around to explore as the best places to go in Indonesia.

Best Time to Visit: March to October

How to Reach: There are public means of transport available to reach and explore the North Sulawesi.

  • By Air: Sam Ratulangi International Airport is the nearest international airport that is 13 kilometres from North Sulawesi.
  • By Sea: Ferries or ships are operating from the destination like Bau-bau, Luwuk, Bitung, Gorontalo and Kendari to reach North Sulawesi.

Ideal duration: 7 Days

Nearest Airport: Ratulangi International Airport

Popular Attractions: Paal Beach, Bunaken, Soekarno Bridge, Bunaken National Park, Tangkoko Research Station, Lake Linow

Things to Do: Scuba Diving, Snorkling In the Island, Hiking In Lake Linau, Fishing

Best Places to Stay: S Loft Manado, Murex Dive Resort, Gangga Island Resort & Spa, Best Western The Lagoon Hotel

Shopping Places: Manado Town Square, Manado Souvenir

10. Yogyakarta


Yogyakarta or "Jagja" is a serene hamlet in Indonesia that represents its culture and heritage. This is among the most popular peaceful holiday destinations in Indonesia where you can discover the history, traditions and the culture from a bygone era. There are museums and temples around making Yogyakarta, one of the best places you must visit in Jawa Island. It is located close to the Borobudur Temple, the UNESCO World Heritage site in Indonesia. Yogyakarta holds a special place in Indonesia's culture as the land was once ruled by the monarchy and is a hub of arts, literature, and music.

Best Time to Visit: July to October

How to Reach: The Yogyakarta is connected to many international destinations with its international airport.

  • By Air: Adisutjipto International Airport serves a direct link to Yogyakarta to other international countries.
  • By Sea: Buses are operating from Bali, Sumatra Island and other cities in Java. Bantul has the largest bus station in the region.
  • By Train: Lempuyangan and Tugu are the two main airports in Yogyakarta serving the connectivity from tourist places in Indonesia like Jakarta, Surabaya, Bandung, Malang or Solo

Ideal duration: 4 days

Nearest Airport: Adisutjipto International Airport

Popular Attractions: Borobudur Temple, Batik, Prambanan temple, Jomblang Cave, Taman Sari, Kraton Palace

Things to Do: Visit Indrayanti Beach, Explore Borobudur Temple, Discover the collection at Sultan Palace, Observe the wilderness at Gembira Loka Zoo

Adventures To Try: Sandboarding in Gumuk Pasir, Kayaking At The Progo River

Best Places to Stay: Yogyakarta Marriott Hotel, D'Senopati Malioboro Grand Hotel, Hyatt Regency Yogyakarta, Hotel Mawar Asri

Shopping Places: Malioboro Street, Pasar Beringharjo, Kota Gede

11. Weh Island

Weh island

Even known as Pulau Weh or Weh island is situated in the Sumatra that experiences volcanic activity. Located off the Aceh shore, the island overlooking the Andaman sea houses some of the best cities and other must-see places in Indonesia.  

Weh island offers some of the best activities that can indulge every visitor. From swimming to sunbathing and other water adventures and leisure have made Weh island a perfect holiday destination to visit in September for spending your vacation. The nearby hotels and resorts with cafes add more to your experience with spectacular beauty.

Best Time to Visit: April to November

How to Reach: Banda Aceh airport is connected to almost every Asian and other destination making it easier to reach. From the airport taxis and becak rides are available to reach the Ferry terminal. There are both public and private transportation available for reaching the Weh island.

Ideal duration: 2-3 Days

Nearest Airport: Banda Aceh airport

Popular Attractions: Iboih Beach, Monument zero-kilometer, Beach of Love, Coast Tapak Gajah, Pantai Sumur Tiga

Things to Do: Discover the Japanese colonies, Snorkelling at Ujung Kareung Beach, Tour around White sand beach, Visit the Underwater park, Fishing

Best Places to Stay: Pulau Weh Paradise, Freddies Santai Sumurtiga, Anoi Itam Resort, Nagoya Inn

12. Tana Toraja

Tana Toraja

“The land of Toraja”, Tana Toraja is one spectacular place to see in Indonesia where you can observe earthy vibes and cultural beauty. Home to the South Sulawesi community, the Tana Toraja is blessed with an enthralling panorama and many artistic corners. There are carved stones and rocks, arches made of woods and reeds, and every other aspect of their cultural beauty.

Learn about the ethnic values of the Toraja group who are still following an Austronesians' old lifestyle. The culture and traditional architecture of the local houses are major attractions that make the Tana Toraja one of the top places to visit in Indonesia.

Best Time to Visit: June to September

How to Reach: Tawau International is the nearest airport that is located 839.5 km from Tana Toraja. One can board a flight to Taroja Airport available, making it convenient to reach your destination. Buses and other transportation facilities are available for easy accessibility.

Ideal duration: 2-3 Days

Nearest Airport: Tawau international

Popular Attractions: Londa Tomb, Ma’nene Tradition Ritual, Kete Kesu, Bori Parinding and Tarra Tree,  Batutumonga

Things to Do: Explore the caves of Londa, Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site Ke’te Kesu, A tour of Sillanan, Hiking at Gunung Sesean

Best Places to Stay: Toraja Misiliana Hotel, Hotel Sahid Toraja, Tongkonan Layuk Lion, Pias Poppies Hotel

13. Lake Toba

Lake Toba

Dating back to 75000 Years, Lake Toba is among the top places to visit in Indonesia that is known as a prehistoric attraction. Situated in the North Sumatra, the lake is one of the most romantic destinations that you can visit for honeymoon in Asia.

The peace and serenity around have made lake Toba a jewel where you can relax and admire the magical vista. Now Lake Toba is not only the oldest but the largest lake in Asia that attracts visitors for discovering every significance. This volcanic lake is famous among the swimmers and nature lovers.

Best Time to Visit: May and September

How to Reach: The Lake Toba can be reached from both Silangit Airport or Kualanamu Airport. Buses, Tuk-Tuk and taxis are available for reaching the Lake from the nearest airport. While there are no direct flights available, you can get a connecting flight from Jakarta.

Ideal duration: 3 days

Nearest Airport: Silangit Airport or Kualanamu Airport

Popular Attractions: Ancient Batak Village, Hot Springs, Batak Museum, Tomb of King Sidabutar, Gajah Bobok Hill

Things to Do: Enjoy Museum Huta Bolon Simanindo show, kayaking, Hot Spirng Bath, Boat Ride, Motarbike ride

Best Places to Stay: Zoé’s Paradise Waterfront Hotel, Mas Cottages, RedDoorz Plus @ Vantas Hotel Parbaba

14. Ubud


Still wondering, where to visit in Indonesia? Ubud might not be the most popular attraction, but it is worth a visit. Located close to Bali, Ubud is located in the Gianyar regency, overlooking the rich greenery of the rice fields and the backwoods. The small town is home to mist talented craftsmen and artists who are preserving the legacy.

The best thing you can do in Ubud is discovering the architecture of old houses, the cultural center, and galleries where there is an abundance wealth of art and craft. You can find a number of Hindu shrines to witness the real architectural beauty.

Best Time to Visit: July and September

How to Reach: The Denpasar airport is serving connectivity to Ubud via public and private means of the airport. Buses and taxis are operating daily from the airport, making it easier for travelers.

Ideal duration: 3 Days

Nearest Airport: Denpasar airport

Popular Attractions: Ubud's Monkey Forest, Campuan ridge, Saraswati Temple, Ubud Kajeng Rice Fields, Tegenungan Waterfall

Things to Do: Walk along the trails, Enjoy the fresh cup of coffee, Take a dip in holy spring water of Pura Tirta Empul

Best Places to Stay: Adiwana Bisma, Mandapa, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve, Chapung Sebali, Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan

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15. Bandung


The second largest city in Indonesia, Bandung is one of the most fascinating places to see in Indonesia. From the volcanos to the tea plantation and other magnificent natural vistas, Bandung is a vibrant city to discover every aspect of nature.

There is history and culture, the lakes and temples where you can spend quality time embracing the excellence. The city not just offers the best attractions but some of the best activities to add some fun.

Best Time to Visit: June to September

How to Reach: You can board a flight to Bandung Husein Sastranegara Airport from major airports in Indonesia like Denpasar and Medan.

Ideal duration: 3 Days

Nearest Airport: Bandung Husein Sastranegara Airport

Popular Attractions: St. Peters Cathedral, Keraton Cliff, Situ Patenggang, Bandung Zoo, Gedung Sate

Things to Do: Enjiy Bandros double-deck bus tour, Activities at Dusun Bambu Leisure Park, Orinetal experience at Chinatown, Shop at Jalan Riau

Best Places to Stay: Best Western Premier La Grande, Ibis Bandung Trans Studio, The Trans Luxury Hotel Bandung, Hilton Bandung

16. Raja Ampat Islands

Raja Ampat Islands

An archipelago that comprises multiple islands and features shining turquoise waters, Raja Ampat Islands is an archipelago of more than 1500 islands in total. This is where travelers can find forested islands, eye-catching beaches, small atolls and so much more. The best feature of the region is the shining turquoise water which is a real highlight for travelers coming here.

Besides, it is one of the must-see places in Indonesia where the marine flora and fauna are richly diverse and features some rare corals as well. Adventure seekers coming here can enjoy activities like snorkeling, kayaking, and so much more. In fact, underwater diving is one of the most activities here thanks to the rare corals to explore underwater. However, it is important to note that there are no ATMs on the island which means travelers have to carry enough cash when coming here.

Best Time To Visit - October to April

How To Reach - Reaching Raja Ampat Islands isn't a big hassle for travelers. The closest city to the islands is Sorong in West Papua. Travelers can take a flight to the Sorong Airport and cover the rest of the journey by taking a ferry from the Sorong Harbor.

Ideal Duration - 2 to 3 days

Nearest Airport - Sorong Airport

Popular Attractions - Gam, Kri, Dampier Strait, Misool

Things To Do - Kayaking, Snorkeling, Sunbathing, Underwater diving, nature walks

Best Places To Stay - firdas raja ampat bungalow, Methos Homestay - Raja Ampat, Turtle Homestay, Agusta Eco Resort, Misool Resort, Raja Ampat Dive Lodge

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17. Sumbawa Island

Sumbawa Island

One of the must-go places in Indonesia if a beach vacation is on your mind, Sumbawa Island is a perfect spot for the best of time in the country. This is an island that houses eye-catching white sand beaches and is home to some picturesque views in Indonesia. Today, the currents around Sumbawa Island are perfect in every sense for a nice surfing session. In fact, this is an island that features some beautiful parts for the visitors and has everything one possibly needs.

However, even though there is so much to see and do here on Sumbawa Island, not many travelers come here all year long. The reason is simple to understand. There aren't many things to speak about as far as services for non-surfers are concerned. Neve, the ones who are left and wish to come are usually surfers. In fact, the place has become a hub for surfers who love the rapid waves here. So, what's making you wait? Visit Sumbawa Island and enjoy surfing on the rapid waves.

Best Time To Visit - May to September

How To Reach - Reaching Sumbawa Island isn't a big hassle. Travelers coming from Bali can take a ferry ride to Lommbok which takes about 4-5 hours and from there onwards, travelers can take another ferry to Sumbawa and arrive at Poto Tano.

Ideal Duration - 1 to 2 days

Nearest Airport - Sultan Muhammad Kaharuddin III Airport

Popular Attractions - Poto Tano, Kenawa Islan, Lakey, Moyo Island Jereweh Waterfall, Ai Manis Beach, The Old Palace of Dalam Loka, Benete Beach.

Things To Do - Surging, sunbathing, nature walks

Best Places To Stay - Tree House Sumbawa,Samawa Seaside Cottages, Aman Gati Hotel Sumbawa, Kalimaya Dive Resort, Scar Reef Resort

18. Bunaken Marine Park

Bunaken Marine Park

A marine park that has gained serious popularity over time, Bunaken Marine Park is a place that doesn't disappoint travelers. It is where one can find richness in marine flora and fauna while the views of the place are absolutely majestic. The park is set in the northern stretch of Sulawesi island and features amongst the best places to go in Indonesia today. Travelers coming here can find a range of exotic and endangered species of fishes that are present here.

In fact, one of the main reasons why tourists love to come here is the crystal clear water which presents a breathtaking sight. Interestingly, the time between June to August is when Bunaken Marine Park welcomes the maximum number of travelers today. So, if you're up for an exotic vacation in Indonesia, Bunaken Marine Park in Northern Sulawesi island awaits you.

Best Time To Visit - July to August

How To Reach - Travelers coming to Bunaken Marine Park can take a flight to Manado which is the second-largest city of Sulawesi. Upon reaching here, a boat ride of about 50 minutes will take you to the park.

Ideal Duration - 1 day

Nearest Airport - Manado Airport

Popular Attractions - Manadotua Island, Siladen Island, Mount Tampa, Bunaken

Things To Do - Snorkeling, Nature walks, Diving

Best Places To Stay - The Village Bunaken, Living Colours Dive Resort, Siladen Resort

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19. Wae Rebo Village

Wae Rebo Village

How often do you come across places that inspire in a certain way? Well, we all like to explore places that are remote and away from the hustle and bustle of life, right? Well, there's one such place in Indonesia that has all the attributes to be an iconic tourist spot in the country. Wae Rebo Village, a place that deserves a mention in every Indonesian travel list. This is a village that has its own unique charm which has caught the eye of the world over the past years.

Today, travelers can come here and witness something they haven't really experienced before. The village is a traditional home of the Manggarai tribe. For international travelers, visiting here and experiencing their way of life remains one of the major highlights today. In fact, the cone-shaped houses situated across the quaint mountains here will definitely be the highlight of your trip to Indonesia.

Interestingly, Wae Rebo Village is a UNESCO World Heritage Site today. The decision to turn it into a heritage site has been taken in order to conserve the culture of Manggarai tribe.

Today, travelers coming on a tour here can explore the orchids, wildlife, and tropical greens of the area. However, there are certain things that travelers need to be prepared with when coming to this part of Indonesia. One should have enough cash, a strong backpack, hiking shoes, and a backup battery when coming here. So, what's the delay? Plan your trip to Wae Rebo Village today.

Best Time To Visit - May to September

How To Reach - Reaching Wae Rebo Village is slightly challenging but it's also fun. Travelers are required to take a bus from Labuan Bajo which is the closest town and arrive at Denge which is the closest village to Wae Rebo. Post this, travelers will have to hike for about two hours in order to reach Wae Rebo Village in Indonesia.

Ideal Duration - 1 day

Nearest Airport - Komodo Labuan Bajo Airport

Popular Attractions - Flores, Ruteng, Mules Island, Reok, Todo

Things To Do - Camping, hiking

Best Places To Stay - Om Selus, Warung Kopi, RM Moro Seneng, Remon Guru

20. Tanjung Puting National Park

Tanjung Puting National Park

Now here's a fact, one may think of Indonesia and the first thing that comes to mind is tropical jungles and villages. But hang, is that it? Well, there's a lot more to Indonesia than travelers are aware of. The Tanjung Puting National Park is the place where one can experience the best of time seeing things that are beyond the general view amongst people. One can not only see the adorable Orangutans which are found but can also spend time admiring the natural beauty of the place.

In fact, some of the most popular things to do here include beach surfing and wildlife exploration. Visitors can also spend time walking at und the beach area and admiring the majestic surroundings. However, Tanjung Puting National Park features amongst the most visited places in Indonesia and travelers love coming here during the dry season. Hence, travelers are advised to place their bookings well in advance in order to avoid any last minutes rushes or cancellations.

Best Time To Visit - August to October

How To Reach - One of the best options to reach Tanjung Puting National Park is to take a flight to the airport of Pangkalan Bun which is located in close proximity to the park.

Ideal Duration - 1 to 2 days

Nearest Airport - Airport of Pangkalan Bun

Popular Attractions - Camp Leakey, Kubu Beach, Tanjung Keluang, Pondok Tanggui

Things To Do - Surfing, Explore wildlife, nature walks

Best Places To Stay - Arsela Hotel Pangkalan Bun, Arut Riverside Guesthouse, Grand Kecubung Hotel, Taman Nasional Tanjung Puting, Rimba Orangutan Eco Lodge

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21. Belitung


One of those must-go places in Indonesia where calm waters and pristine beaches await you, Belitung is nestled in the eastern side of Sumatra and is one of the best places to visit in the country today. The island is particularly famous for its beaches which is a major highlight amongst travelers while there are also a number of architectural marvels left to be seen here.

Interestingly, the largest town of Belitung is Tanjung Pandan. This is a place where travelers get to see the old Dutch colonial architecture and a colorful harbor. As for the activities available here, Belitung and its neighboring areas are particularly famous for water activities like snorkeling and other such water activities.

Today, travelers can come here and even get to see the famous 19th-century lighthouse that is located on Pulau Lengkuas which is one of the off-shore islands in the region. Apart from this, there are many accommodation options, fining areas, and scenic beauty that is set to surprise you on your visit.

So, what are you waiting for? Belitung is where you can experience the best of everything in Indonesia. So, visit here and spend some time admiring the attractions of the place. If you want to make the most of your vacation here, then do not miss the sunset view on Pantai Tanjung Tinggi Beach which is something you don't often get to see.

Best Time To Visit - April to October

How To Reach - Travelers coming to Bellitung can travel simply by air. For those coming from places like Singapore and Kuala Lumpur, there are connecting flights available from Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Jakarta.

Ideal Duration - 1 to 2 days

Nearest Airport - Pangkalpinang airport

Popular Attractions - Badau, Tanjung Pandan, Gantung, Manggar

Things To Do - View the amazing sunset, Snorkeling, Scuba Diving, Nature Walks, Visit the lighthouse, witness the marine life

Best Places To Stay - Sheraton Belitung Resort, Hotel Santika Premiere Beach Resort Belitung, Fairfield by Marriott Belitung, Sheraton Belitung Resort, BW inn Belitung, Swiss-Belresort Belitung, La Lucia Boutique Hotel by Prasanthi, Golden Tulip Essential Belitung, MaxOneHotels at Belstar Belitung

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22. South Sulawesi

South Sulawesi

Another of those beautiful places to visit in Indonesia, South Sulawesi is one of the major reasons why Indonesia features amongst the best honeymoon in the world today. The region has more than enough wonders to surprise travelers. From eye-catching nature parks and volcanic mountains to some of the finest diving sites around the world, there's a lot that makes South Sulawesi worth visiting for travelers much like the northern region.

Interestingly, this is a region that remains largely undiscovered by travelers. There are enough natural wonders nestled here that travelers should be fascinated about. So, what's the delay? Come and visit the famous spots here and witness what the world is yet to witness.

Best Time To Visit - June and October

How To Reach - Travelers can take a flight to the  Sultan Hasanuddin International Airport in order to reach South Sulawesi

Ideal Duration - 1 to 3 days

Nearest Airport - Sultan Hasanuddin International Airport

Popular Attractions - Tana Tojara, Makassar, Selayar Island, Losari Beach, Paoterre Harbor

Things To Do - Snorkeling, nature walks, diving, fishing, hiking

Best Places To Stay - Toraja Lodge Hotel, Arthama Hotels Makassar. Expressia Hotel Makassar, Harper Perintis by ASTON, Melia Makassar, Swiss-Belhotel Makassar, The Rinra, Pesonna Hotel Makassar

A vacation in Indonesia is straight out of a fairy tale as the country is blessed with stunning natural scenery and a plethora of activities to enjoy here. This list includes all the best places to visit in Indonesia which should be in your bucket list when you travel to this country. Indonesia is home to so many islands and beaches which offer tranquil getaway and picturesque views of the panoramic landscapes which are photogenic and satisfying to watch. Do let us know in the comments section below which is your favorite place in Indonesia if you have ever been to this place.


Q1. Where should one go in Indonesia?

Some of the best places to tourists must definitely check out in Indonesia are:

  • Ubud
  • Nusa Dua
  • Seminyak
  • Lombok
  • Jakarta
  • Komodo National Park
  • Borobudur
Q2. When is the best time to visit Bali?

April to October is generally considered the best time to visit Bali, however, the place is considered with good weather almost throughout the year.

Q3. What is Indonesia famous for?

Indonesia is famous for its stunning beaches, exquisite temples, active volcanoes, rich culture, scenic islands, paddy fields and local handicrafts like coir products.

Q4. Is it safe to visit Indonesia?

Indonesia is quite a safe country for tourists however petty thefts like snatching of bags while riding, theft from beaches are quite common, so we suggest you be a little more cautious. Alcohol poisoning is quite common in Indonesia, so avoid buying any alcoholic beverage especially arak from any suspicious local vendor.

Q5. How many inhabited islands are there in Indonesia?

There are around 6000 inhabited islands in Indonesia and the total number accounts to 17,508 islands.

Q6. Which are the best beaches to visit in Bali?

Some of the best beaches in Bali which tourists must consider visiting are:

  • Seminyak Beach
  • Nusa Dua Beach
  • Mushroom Bay
  • Kuta Beach
  • Pasir Putih Beach
  • Padang Padang Beach
  • Jimbaran Bay Beach
  • Balangan Beach
Q7. How many days are enough for a trip to Indonesia?

For an ideal trip to Indonesia, one would need at least 10 days to fully enjoy and explore the main attractions.

Q8. What are souvenirs to buy from Indonesia?

Some of the best and unique souvenirs to buy from Indonesia are:

  • Batik Coasters
  • Coir Bags
  • Wood Carvings
  • Batik Paintings
  • Bohemian Home Décor
  • Indonesian Jewelry
  • Wayang Puppets
  • Batik Textile
  • Essential Oils